Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

Garden and Medicine Making Tips

Here’s a tip for those of you (us) who make our own medicines. When making herbal tinctures or infusions – either water or oil – how to strain out the marc (herbal solids) can be difficult. I make my own … Continue reading

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Geothermal and Rocket Mass Greenhouse Growing Year Round

Friends, it’s winter here in NE Georgia and even though today it’s a high of 50 F, tonight it dips into 29 F. As you may know we grow year round here at Hillside Gardens using tomato cages laid on … Continue reading

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Using the weeds around us – food and medicine.

For about 5 years I have been studying and researching almost every plant that grows wild in my area. It all started when I attended an herb walk with Patricia Kyrsti Howell, a very well known local herbalist in the … Continue reading

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Early May at Hillside Gardens

Yesterday my intern Troy and my neighbor Rhys and I planted so many vegetables, and harvested a ton of organic garlic. If you want the best kind of garlic, I will be braiding them into garlic braids, let me know … Continue reading

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Spring has come to Hillside Gardens

It’s the beginning of April here in Auburn, Ga. The peach tree has bloomed and is now forming tiny peaches the size of a pencil eraser. Tulips having been well frozen over our quite cold winter are now blooming happily … Continue reading

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